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About my blister?

Asked by kapuerajam (917points) June 18th, 2008 from iPhone

it’s empty (no blood or water) and I’m wondering if I should keep using mole-skin or what?

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gailcalled's avatar

Here’s a number of flutherers, contradicting each other about this. But there are some good med.sites listed.

babygalll's avatar

If it’s empty then if already drained itself. If you are sure it’s empty you can cut the skin off with small scissors/cuticle cutter. Make sure you clean the tool before. It won’t hurt as the skin that blistered is dead. Just be sure to clean it before and after.

gailcalled's avatar

I might add that if you use a scissors/cuticle clippper, sit it in boiling water for a few minutes to sterilize. Then use some triple antibiotic ointment and a clean band-aid or gauze pad and tape.

Do you cut your moleskin like a donut with the blister in the hole? That’s a good idea for irritated spot before blister rises.

kapuerajam's avatar

nah, I just cut a penney sized square and coverd it

gailcalled's avatar

Moleskin is supposed to be cut like this; O; that way,the blister is separated from the shoe part that is rubbing on it, usually on back of heel or tops of toes. Putting the moleskin ON the blister makes it more blistery, if you get my drift. Leather rubs moleskin, moleskin rubs blister.

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